A Tale of Two Cities: Day Labor and Conflict Resolution for Communities in Crisis

4 DISP. RESOL. MAG. 8 (Fall 1997)

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Lela P. Love

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Cheryl McDonald

Pepperdine University

Date Written: Fall 1997

Abstract

Through the lens of Glen Cove and Agoura Hills, two cities facing social crisis revolving around a shaping point, this article addresses the importance of government and key interest groups developing approaches to conflict that will best move society forward while limiting the danger and costs of discord. This "tale of two cities" describes two remarkably similar situations involving day laborers and argues that one community’s choice of mediation after the commencement of litigation resulted in outcomes that addressed and satisfied a wider range of constituency interests than those realized by the community that chose litigation alone.

Keywords: Conflict Resolution, ADR, Mediation, Litigation, Glen Cove, Agoura Hill, Social Crisis, Government Action, Day Laborers, Community Mediation

Suggested Citation

Love, Lela P. and McDonald, Cheryl, A Tale of Two Cities: Day Labor and Conflict Resolution for Communities in Crisis (Fall 1997). 4 DISP. RESOL. MAG. 8 (Fall 1997). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2349781

Lela P. Love (Contact Author)

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ( email )

55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
United States
(212) 790-0365 (Phone)
(212) 790-0205 (Fax)

Cheryl McDonald

Pepperdine University ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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